Here is the link to live stream our 78th Annual District Assembly on August 8th
Note: Due to the changes that had to be made this year, we will not be providing daycare or children's services during District Assembly.
Please read the following letter form Dr. Roland
NEI District Assembly 2020
Dear NEI District Family,
On 7/27 we will be sending out an email with the District Assembly Book which has copies of all
the reports for the assembly. Please read through these reports and print a copy to bring with you
to the assembly in order to vote on the approval of each one. We will not be printing copies to
distribute this year so you will need to study this copy you are receiving. Pastors can help their
delegates to know what to look for and the important reports to read. It would even be helpful
Pastor if you printed out hard copies to give to your delegates.
The District Assembly is scheduled for Saturday, August 8th at Shiloh Park. The doors will open for
your arrival at 8 AM and we will begin the assembly promptly at 9 AM and anticipate concluding
around 1 PM unless we get hung up voting. You may need to bring a snack to tide you over in that
case. Due to the COVID-19 Virus and the protocols stipulated by Governor Holcomb, we will be
complying with the regulations the state has mandated as follows:
• There are those who are very concerned about this virus and those who are not. We are
requesting that everyone respect others by practicing safe distancing and the use of facial
coverings and even gloves. Facial Coverings will be expected as per the dictates of the governor
and we will have masks for those who are without them. When a person is not in a safe distancing
space, masks should be worn especially in one on one conversations. We will not shake hands but
will bump elbows in friendship. Seating will be safe distanced per individual who is not part of
one family unit.
• There WILL NOT be a meal served at noon nor refreshments served at any time. No coffee or
snacks, and the water fountains will be unavailable. WE WILL furnish bottled water and a breakfast
bar in each packet to help anyone in need of something.
• The main entrance to the tabernacle will be one way “IN” and each will have to exit out the
• We ask that we not congregate in the restrooms and that we keep our distances in the group
gatherings as well.
• Seating in the tabernacle is limited to 250 safe distanced so we will also use as overflow for
those uncomfortable with coming inside, seating under the Pavilion and in Graeflin Hall. A live
feed video will be available in each of those venues. Seating will be on a first come first serve
basis. The assembly will be live streamed so that those at home can watch with anticipation. The
live streaming can be found on the District website, neinazarene.org
• Your attendance as a delegate will be certified by your pastor. We will not have a
registration table and will be trusting that only duly elected delegates certified by their pastor
will be voting.
• The anticipated voting bar will include the front two thirds of the tabernacle, and the front
half of the Pavilion and Graeflin Hall.
• We will begin at 9 AM and conduct the business of the assembly in a condensed fashion.
The election of the new District Superintendent will be a priority. A delegate packet will be in
place at each chair. The DAC has worked hard, researching and interviewing possible candidates for
consideration and will have at least two names for your consideration. Names and backgrounds will
be provided in your delegate packet as well as a live presentation by the DAC recommending the
candidates and why. Also, in the packet will be a pencil which will be necessary for you to mark
your ballot in the voting.
• Following the business session and the election, we will have a brief break and then start the
ordination service where we will highlight three ordinands and six couples retiring from a life of
ministry. There will be no ministers choir nor will the elders be gathered around the ordinand as
the General Superintendent lays hands on them. At the conclusion, opportunity will be provided for
friends and family to go to them in a congratulatory fashion on their way out the side doors.
• This assembly comes at a critical time for the district and the nation. Please spend time now
praying and fasting for the Holy Spirit to have His way in all we do. Let us pray a special
anointing on our new district leader and the NEI District Family.
Excited about the prospects,
David G. Roland
What does social distancing mean?
Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or physical distancing: Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms' length) from other people.